Stay indoors and enjoy reading good books from the Barriere Library

If you are looking for something to do indoors, trying to avoid shoveling snow, or sliding around precariously on the ice, check out some of these great reads from the Barriere Libary.

  • Jan. 24, 2011 6:00 a.m.

If you are looking for something to do indoors, trying to avoid shoveling snow, or sliding around precariously on the ice, check out some of these great reads from the Barriere Libary.

Crescent Dawn by Clive Cussler – Evildoers Ozden Aktan Celik and Ozden’s sister, Maria, who are bent on Muslim domination of the Middle East, plot to blow up sacred Muslim sites like Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock and pin the blame on the CIA in particular and the West in general. Dirk, the director of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, and the Celiks are both searching for lost religious artifacts related to Jesus, artifacts whose rediscovery could embarrass certain powerful members of the British establishment.

Hollywood Hills by Joseph Wambaugh – The paths of a pair of drug-addled thieves–high school dropout Jonas Claymore and his down-on-her-luck housemate, Megan Burke–converge and collide with those of snooty art dealer Nigel Wickland and sleazy part-time butler Raleigh L. Dibble with results both absurd and tragic.

Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane – Amanda McCready was four years old when she vanished from a Boston neighbourhood 12 years ago.  Desperate pleas for help from the child’s aunt led investigators Kenzie and Gennaro to take on the case.  The pair risked everything to find the young girl – only to orchestrate her return to a neglectful mother and a broken home. Now Amanda is 16 and gone again.  Haunted by their conciences, Kenzie and Gennaro revisit the case that troubled them the most.

Hey kids – tired of making snowmen and in need of a breather from all the winter sports?  Check out some of these books.

I’m Not a Supermouse! by Geronimo Stilton – Yes, it’s true – I’m a total ‘fraidy mouse and the biggest worryrat.  In fact, I’m the complete opposite of my super-sporty and very brace friend Bruce Hyena.  That’s why I couldn’t believe it when he dragged me off on a series of outrageous adventures to toughen me up.  I had to keep reminding him that I’m not a supermouse!  Or am I?

Something Wickedly Weird, the Smugglers’ Mine by Chris Mould – There’s a new addition to the island of Crampton Rock.  He’s a former pirate named MacDowell and he claims to have had some amazing pirate adventures with Admiral Swift, the great uncle of Stanley Buggles.  Stanley is eager to know more about this MacDowell.  Could this man help him uncover the secret of the smugglers’ mine?  Can he be trusted?  Or once a pirate always a pirate?